JetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2700 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted
Wed Mar 5 2008 22:00:20 UTC (7 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Just a pure guess here Safs, but perhaps something occurred to the original wing tip on OJE. The wing tip off OEJ (whilst it was in maintenance?) was cannibalised to keep OJE flying, due to lack of spare wingtips. Once a new wing tip became available, it was then fitted onto OEJ to allow it to fly.
JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
ThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 00:42:06 UTC (7 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2321 times:
Another guess here, maybe since they though Wunala Dreaming might have some problems, they thought they would get extra parts?
Quetzal From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 01:38:16 UTC (7 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
The original wingtip on OJE was struck by a budgie on take off and required replacement.
Then the dislexic QF engineers simply mixed up OJE/OEJ and put the wrong part on the wrong plane.... as you do.
It's really quite a simple explanation.
No matter how far you push the envelope, it will always remain Stationery.
Pictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 02:48:23 UTC (7 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
A B747-400 can fly with out a winglet so it wasn't for airworthyness but i believe there is a range penalty so might be why they wanted to replace it faster.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11197 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted
Thu Mar 6 2008 04:50:01 UTC (7 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Quoting Quetzal ( Reply 3): Then the dislexic QF engineers simply mixed up OJE/OEJ and put the wrong part on the wrong plane.... as you do.
Are these people directly taken over from the school for the blind?